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Jo Piazza: If Nuns Ruled The World

There was time when nuns knew their place. They ran schools, hospitals, orphanages, and homes...

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Why Writers Drink

 "The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom," wrote the Romantic poet William...

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We dedicate this week's Sunday Edition to Alice Munro

By Michael EnrightThere was a front page story in The New York Times the other...

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Geraldine Brooks at Luminato

In June, Michael hosted an event at the Toronto Reference Library as part of...

Joan Thomas: Curiosity

It was like finding a fossil in rock when Joan Thomas stumbled on the...

The Picture of Dorian Gray: An Annotated, Uncensored Edition

The Picture of Dorian Gray, is Irish playwright, Oscar Wilde's, only novel. The title...

Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia

For most of us, he looked like Peter O'Toole. We think of him as...

Joyce Carol Oates: A Widow's Story

Theirs was a whirlwind romance...they were married three months after they met. She was...

Gurjinder Basran: Everything Was Goodbye

At first glance, the central character in the novel, Everything Was Goodbye, is like...

Deborah Mitford: Wait for Me!

Debbo Mitford was the last of seven children - one of a brood of...

The Remarkable True Story of Esther Wheelwright

The bare bones of this story have the makings of a mini series. A...

The Mysterious Mystery of Agatha Christie

Next to the Bible and Shakespeare, Agatha Christie is the world's best-known and best-selling...

The Narnia Man

On Nov. 22, 1963, the American president, John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding...

The History of Christianity: Diarmaid MacCulloch

In the beginning there was the word. As the gospel of John says, "the...

Gail Caldwell talking about love, loss and a memoir of friendship

Let's Take the Long Way Home is the kind of book that demands your...

Gold Diggers: A Run for Their Money

It was a rafting adventure that took Canadian writer Charlotte Gray to the Yukon...

Tarek Fatah on Islamic Extremism, Anti-Semitism, and free speech

In October, the Canadian Military was celebrating Islamic History Month and as part of...

To the End of the Land - An Interview with David Grossman

On August 12th, 2006, Uri Grossman, an Israeli soldier in his early 20s was killed...

The Tea Party...the true heirs to the American Revolution?

It started on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in a live hit with...

Ian Tyson's 'Long Trail' to the Sunday Edition

It became a classic - recorded by, among others, Judy Collins, John Denver, Johnny Cash,...

Chocolate Wars: The 150-Year Rivalry between the World's Greatest Chocolate Makers

So you are standing in a convenience store...staring at the nearly endless display of chocolate...

Stieg Larsson: My Friend

The Millennium Trilogy, the series of novels that begins with The Girl With The Dragon...

Margaret Trudeau Changes her Mind

From the time she was a little girl, her parents said, "There's something different...

The Coke Machine

The bucolic world as advertised by Coca-Cola is sweet and safe, inhabited by honey bees...

Harperland: The Politics of Control

There aren't many epithets that haven't been heaved at Stephen Harper. But, say what you...

Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality

It's a big business with billions of dollars in revenue, millions of customers, trade fairs,...

Weighing in on the "Twinkie Tax"

The man who coined the phrase "yo-yo dieting" and who first floated the idea...

Cardinal John Henry Newman and The Idea of the University

During Michael's conversation with Martha Nussbaum earlier in the program we talked about her...

Why Democracy needs the Humanities

It's a fall tradition. Labour Day passes and university campuses across the country throw open...

"Kanata" Don Gillmor

Kanata: An Interview with Don Gillmor about the Stories of our CountryKanata is an...

Bernhard Schlink Interview

How does one live in the shadow of the worst crimes in human history? And...

Alison Griffiths Interview

  It may be the ultimate iconic image of the west - a horse, perhaps...

Anna Quindlen Interview

It has been a year since Anna Quindlen wrote her last column for Newsweek...

Weaving Together the Tale of E.B. White

On January 3, 2010 we dedicated the full third hour of our show to...

Manhood for Amateurs -- A Conversation with Michael Chabon

Michael Chabon is one this generation's most successful writer's of fiction. His novel, The Amazing...

"Eating Animals" -- A Conversation with Jonathan Safran Foer

You might have been a little bit surprised to hear that Jonathan Safran Foer's...
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